PSU Ski Teams compete in giant slalom at Colby Carnival

PSU Ski Teams compete in giant slalom at Colby Carnival

Martin top skier for Panther men; Einarsdottir fastest racer for Panther women

            CARRABASSETT, Maine – It was another strong day on the mountain for senior Max Martin (Salt Lake City, Utah) and freshman Freydis Halla Einarsdottir (Gardabaer, Iceland) Friday as Plymouth State University competed in the giant slalom portion of the Colby College Winter Carnival at Sugarloaf.

            Martin took ninth place overall among the 70+ skiers in the men's event, which included Martin with the fifth-fastest time on the second run. He helped the Panther men to an eighth-place finish among 13 schools in the team standings. Einarsdottir finished in 19th overall among the 70+ racers on the women's side, making her way down the course after finishing 15th in the first run. She led the Panther women to a ninth-place standing in the team scoring.

            Junior Kyle Farrow (Collingwood, Ont.) and sophomore Bryce Eller (Mammoth Lakes, Calif.) also had solid performances in their two runs apiece; Farrow finished 40th overall after the 35th best time on the second run, and Eller was 47th overall, 40th after one run.

            Three Panther women were among the finishers of both runs -- junior Charlotte Lemgart (Vaerloese, Denmark) finished 38th, senior Eliza Whatley (Carrabassett, Maine) was 48th, and Eklutna Kenney (Weybridge, Vt.) was 51st.

            The University of New Hampshire captured the men's GS team scoring with 115 points, ahead of runner-up University of Vermont (109) and third-place Dartmouth College (98). PSU was eighth with 49 points, ahead of ninth-place Boston College (37) and behind seventh-place Saint Lawrence University (61).

            Dartmouth College (119) edged UNH (110) for the women's crown, with Colby College (106) third. PSU finished ninth with 38 points, ahead of 10th place Boston College (35) and behind eighth-place University of Vermont (51).

            The Colby Carnival concludes Saturday with the slalom races. 

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